Healthy Christmas snacks for kids? Can you really get that accomplished between making cookies, candy and gingerbread men? How can healthy snacks for Christmas be part of reality? Well, it’s really not as difficult as you might think. Even if it is Christmas, as a health-conscious mom, I can think of a few ways to get this done. Here are a few suggestions to start with.
Dehydrated Red and Green Apples
Dried fruit is a healthy snack that kids love. Make it festive at Christmas-time with some red and green apples either homemade with your own dehydrator or store-bought if you don’t have a dehydrator. Add some dried cranberries and golden raisins for even more Christmas color. You then can put them in individual baggies tied in red and green ribbon to make a warm Christmas-time treat package.
Red and Green Popcorn
I’ve sent this healthy Christmas snack to school many, many times with plenty of smiles beaming from the kids when they see the Christmas-colored popcorn!
Just pop your favorite popcorn any way you’d like, air popped, or the traditional style right from the stove top. Once it’s done popping, pour it on a cookie sheet and spread out well. Then, drizzle red and green food coloring over the entire batch, mix well and repeat until you have plenty of Christmas color all over the popcorn. Moms will love the quick prep time for this fun holiday treat!
Christmas Tree Dip
Cream cheese dip abounds with this healthy Christmas treat for kids, but what kid won’t be happy about that?
Start by using your favorite cream cheese dip either singled, doubled or tripled, depending on how large of a tree you’ll be making. Once that’s done, spread it out shaped like a Christmas tree over the surface of a large plate or cookie sheet, depending on the size your tree will be.
Adorn your tree with halved baby carrots stuck upright into the dip, along with some broccoli florets, small chunks of red peppers, green peppers, and celery. Don’t forget some cherry tomatoes too! This turns out so cute, you’ll want to take a picture of the kids posing with it!
Carob Puppy Chow
Add a healthy twist to the kids favorite holiday puppy chow recipe with some carob drizzled over the standard puppy chow ingredients, rather than tons of chocolate. This healthy substitute for chocolate is high in quality mineral contents like magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Not to mention it includes a good dose of vitamins A, B2, B3 and D. How’s that for healthy snack eating?
These healthy Christmas snack ideas for kids will not only be great snacking material, they’ll be great fun for the kids to make as well!